Winter White Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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3.64/5
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Winter White AleWinter White Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley & wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices. Deliberately brewed to retain a cloudy appearance.

Added by maxpower on 02-22-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,137
Reviews:
765
Ratings:
2,345
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
450
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of HopsnScotch987
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Baumer
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: very hazy golden blonde ale in appearance. Looks extremely appetizing! Light head, thin ring persists minutes after pour.

S: Smells like a good Belgian white but with a bit more banana and vanilla. Very nice aroma!

T: great tasting winter beer! Bells rarely disappoints and this beer is no exception! The vanilla really coming through now. Very Smooth and Very light!

F: Medium mouthfeel, but quite light in the finish but very fulfilling!

O: A fantastic winter beer and a great alternative to your typical darks this season. Recommend!

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Photo of BlueTomorrow
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveCash
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SSGCujo
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a clear glass. Has a beautiful hazy, bright golden blond presentation and moderate carbonation. Head gradually dissipates.

Smells like a hefe weissen. Notes of Belgian yeast, banana, orange peel, lemon peel, cloves, and other floral and fruity smells.

Tastes mainly of banana, Belgian yeast, and lemongrass. Other notes of grapefruit, a lingering clove-tasting body, and overall dry and slightly bitter. Feels somewhat heavy, but smooth.

Pretty good for a winter-style beer. Reminds me of a cold snowy day.

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Photo of cmurphy7
2.97/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bf7
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreedeSon
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SWOhio-aquifer
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

winter fresh hefe. don't be fooled by the label. nice alternative but it is what it is.

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Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jim67
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SBlobaum
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Janghee
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Botulizard
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nstygles
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Hazy yellow with a soapy white head. Medium retention, a thin ring always remains and leaves some spotty, intermittent lacing.

S: Banana, lemon, orange, vanilla, and clove.

T: Lemon and orange upfront; creamy wheat malt in the middle with a touch of banana. Notes of sweet vanilla, like sugar cookies. Clove and touches of grass on the finish, no discernable bitterness, and finish clean and lightly dry.

F: Smooth and lightly creamy, moderately carbonated, thins out near the finish but doesn't get watery. Ends clean and lightly dry.

O: A really solid unspiced witbier. An enjoyable, tasty take on the style.

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Photo of Danmullens1
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of udfan07
4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice change for a winter beer. Instead of a dark beer a nice white ale. Tastes of wheat and cloves. A very enjoyable beer for the winter time

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Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,345 ratings